Eight Verses of Thought Transformation This mind training (lojong) text goes back over 800 years following the introduction of the Kadampa School by Atisha when Geshe Langri Tangpa set down these extremely profound teachings in brief form. Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Source: Lectures and Events
Eight Verses of Thought Transformation The basic text is over eight hundred years old, shortly after the teachings of Indian master, Atisha. These teachings are part of the lojong (mind training) teachings. Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), one of the direct disciples of Drom Tonpa, the chief disciple of Atisha, set down the extremely profound lojong teachings in just eight verses. By thinking of all sentient beings as even better than a wish-granting gem for accomplishing the highest aims may I... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind Transformation Source: Lectures and Events
Ven. Arjia Rinpoche Story of Life in Tibet, Escape from Tibet, Life in the West This great lama, the abbott of Kumbum monastery tells his life story. From his early childhood in Tibet, the invasion of the chinese, suppression of religious freedom, the cultural revolution, escape from Tibet and his life here in the Bay Area. Ven. Arjia Rinpoche was the Abbot of Kumbum Monastery, one of the six great centers of Buddhism in Tibet. He was born in Eastern Tibet to Mongolian nomads and as a young boy... Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism Source: Community Event
Seven Limb Prayer The seven lines of this prayer help us to purify our negative emotions and actions and to accumulate a wealth of positive potential. From prostrations, offering, confessing to requesting our teachers to teach and to stay, this concise yet simple prayer is a powerful tool for our daily practice. Prostration, Offering, Confessing, Rejoicing, Requesting, Dedicating Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Foundation of All Good Qualities Lam.rim Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa gives a brief overview of this classic lam.rim text by Je Tsong Khapa, renowned practitioner from Tibet in the 15th century. The "Foundation of All Good Qualities" is composed of 14 stanzas of concise instructions in following the Buddhist path from our present deluded state until enlightenment. Very practical with insight into the human condition, Geshe-la teaches on death and impermanence,... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Tsongkhapa, Ven. Geshe Dakpa
Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Refuge Ceremony and Advice What does it means to take refuge in the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha), and the essential practices of refuge. Includes the ceremony for taking the vows and their role in enhancing our spiritual growth. Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Refuge
This was a talk given by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, resident teacher at Tse Chen Ling, after the Maitreya Relics Tour. The lectures are given in Tibetan and translated into English. Please note that the translations have not been checked. For further information, please visit www.tsechenling.org Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Maitreya Project,...
In this practice, there are 21 manifestations of Tara that we can learn about and work with to shift our energy. The most famous of which is Green Tara who is the embodiment of the enlightened energy of action in the world. We call on her to break through all our obstacles blocks in our spiritual practice, in our life and in the world. Ven. Nyingje, a very experienced meditator and chanter, will teach about the different manifestations and Tara practice in general and can answer questions. She... Topics: Tara, Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling
Brave Heart, Wise Mind Ven. Robina Courtin Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, "Meaning well is not enough. We need wisdom." Ven. Robina Courtin, a Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1977, will show how attachment, anger and the other deluded emotions not only cause us suffering but also blind us from acting appropriately in our relationships and prevent us from helping others. She will explain how working on our minds and ridding them of delusions "which is what brings us wisdom" brings power... Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin
If we can change the way we look at the problems we face, we can literally change our life. This is the thinking behind the classic Mind Training teachings from Tibet. Ven. Robina Courtin will cover the short, but powerful, Eight Verses of Thought Transformation text that helps us radically transform the way we view the difficulties we face by increasing our capacity to love and care for others. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lojong, Mind Training, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Robina Courtin
Ven. Robina Courtin The Ultimate Makeover Transforming your Life with Karma and Dependent Arising The Buddha taught that we create our own reality and that none of us, and nothing in our world, exists independently of anything else. Each of us is interdependent with every person and every thing. Understanding how this process works is the key to our own happiness and achieving our true potential. Learning how to work with these two together can literally allow you to utterly create a whole new... Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Makeover, Karma, Dependent...
What is genuine Guru Devotion? It often sounds like some Eastern trip, but according to the Buddhist teachings, in our spiritual journey, the teacher is essential for us to develop our inner qualities. Ven. Tsenla, a nun for more than 25 years has witnessed this relationship with many of the great lamas and disciples. We've asked her to clarify what this relationship is and isn't and to open our eyes to what this relationship can be. Topics: Guru Devotion, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Tsenla, Tse Chen Ling
Please join us at this very precious teaching on Vipassana Meditation given by Ven. Antonio Satta. For beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, this teaching will be very practical and extremely useful to all those looking to make progress in their meditation practice or looking to begin one. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Antonio Satta